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Jerichow Reviews

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A well-crafted and well-acted reworking of the classic noir film The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

November 10, 2009
Jonathan F. Richards
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Petzoid takes the Cain themes of lust and duplicity and twists them into a reflection on modern Germany, where nationalism and loyalties and identity and economics are jumbled and thrown into confusion.

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September 10, 2009
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Isn't startlingly new, but it's a nice twist on a familiar formula, and should satisfy anyone who wants to see the postman, as it were, ring yet again.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B-

August 28, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A taut, German-made thriller, Jerichow adds a bit of European xenophobia to the pulp traditions of passion and betrayal.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

August 6, 2009
Craig Phillips

Jerichow is not the masterfully complex work that Yella* was, but it's very tightly constructed and made, showing in some ways Peltzold's maturity as a filmmaker.

Full Review Source: GreenCine | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is a movie made by and for adults, and adults should consider seeing it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This swift, skillful film builds to a closing image that leaves you with what they call the wow factor on Top Chef not just because the finale is so shocking but because it is also so shockingly inevitable.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 10, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This is silly romance. It's sillier suspense. But I'm not above saying I enjoyed it.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 3, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's easy to compare Jerichow with the films of The Postman Always Rings Twice, with the grimy gas station owner, the sexy wife and the rugged drifter, but people have a way of not behaving according to their superficial qualities.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2009
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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So compact and controlled is this fine film.

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May 26, 2009
Kam Williams

How do you say 'Three's a crowd' auf Deutsch?

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

May 18, 2009
Nora Lee Mandel

The ironic denouement doesn't match the fever pitch of the build up. But . . .the walls of Jerichow fall down just from the heat Fürmann and Hoss generate.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

May 16, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A taut, character-driven and intelligently crafted thriller with a strong and radiant performance by Nina Hoss.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.25/10

May 16, 2009
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Viewers will be drawn in by Jerichow even if they aren't familiar with Cain's tale and the other movies it spawned.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 15, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Petzold, who has a crisp style and sharp sense of the visual, is too talented and imaginative to allow his film to become predictable.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 15, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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There is nonetheless something haunting about this film, a sense of desperation and defeat that seems less like a generic convention than like a genuine insight.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 15, 2009
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A great modern neo-noir thriller with sparse, tight dialog and passion that boils right through to the final shocking ending.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

May 15, 2009
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Jerichow's sparseness, tiny cast, and minimal plot can make the film seem a little elusive, but there's a certain elegance to Petzold's concision, too. He shows all he wants us to see.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

May 14, 2009
Chris Cabin

succeeds as a tight genre exercise in tone

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 14, 2009
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